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polymerization

 [pah-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun]
the combining of several simpler molecules (monomers) to form a polymer.

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(po-lim'ĕr-i-za'shŭn),
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound; for example, polystyrene may be produced from styrene, or rubber from isoprene, or a polynucleotide from mononucleotides, or microtubules from tubulin.

polymerization

/po·lym·er·iza·tion/ (pah-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun) the combining of several simpler molecules (monomers) to form a polymer.

polymerization

[pə·lim′ər·i·zā′shən]
the act or process of forming a compound (polymer), usually of high molecular weight, by the combination of simpler molecules (monomers).

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(pol'i-mĕr'ī-zā'shŭn)
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound.
Synonym(s): polymerisation.

polymerization

The formation of POLYMERS from monomers.

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(pol'i-mĕr'ī-zā'shŭn)
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound.
Synonym(s): polymerisation.

polymerization

the combining of several simpler compounds to form a polymer.
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The cytotoxicity results further confirmed there was no unreached monomer after photopolymerisation of the hydrogels as cell viability was at an acceptable level for biomedical applications as discussed in Section 3.
g] values resulting from the different molecular weight PEGDMAs used during the photopolymerisation were expected, as with increasing molecular weight the length of the polymer chains are increased resulting in a more flexible material [17].
Even though polyethylene glycol is biocompatible and FDA approved, toxicological assessment is still essential to ensure that the formulation and photopolymerisation process does not alter the properties of the material.
This is mainly a result of the high photoinitiator concentration and the presence of minute levels of unreacted monomer following the photopolymerisation process [32].
The mechanical properties of the PEGDMA hydrogels were controlled by varying the macromolecular monomer molecular weights prior to photopolymerisation.
Preparation of hydrogels by photopolymerisation of acrylates in the presence of Type I and one-component Type II photoinitiators, Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 209(1): 1-6.